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on 19 March 2014
A well told story but the use of " guys" and " hey mister" take away from its basis in historical fact.
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on 22 August 2013
Like, I suspect, most people, I'm a little vague on this period of history. This is an historical novel whose main character is fictional, but the period and the people are authentic. A good, balanced account, full of thrills (and details of the appalling atrocities on both sides). Let us just say, that Richard the Lionheart was no pleasanter than his brother John - he just had more style and more sympathetic chroniclers.
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on 11 November 2013
If you are at all interested in the period this is well worth the small amount it costs. A good story based around actual historical events & persons, rather than a flight of fantasy as some historically based books can be. I found the story engaging, the characters well fleshed out and the attention to historical detail praiseworthy. A good tale - would happily look at this authors other works.
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on 4 May 2014
I have traveled extensively in the Holy Land and read widely about the crusades. 'Outremer' is obviously very well-researched, and the narrative is complemented with many quotes from contemporary writers; however, it is also a readable and very enjoyable novel. I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in this period of history.
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on 10 August 2013
Took me 1 chapter to get into the book and I found the author as true to history as his character would allow. The story take steh reader through some very significant historical events and the author attempts very well to strike a balance between the two religions that have cl;ashed for over 1000 tears. I would love to read a squeal.
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on 26 September 2013
Firstly this book deserves 5 stars for being properly formatted. Finally en ebook with links to the index and link taking you back to your place in the book!

Reads less of a historical fiction novel (which in my opinion is good), and stays to true thr history, without any romantic damsel in distress padding
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on 25 November 2013
I have never read a more researched book on the Crusades. It is both informative and a really exciting read. It certainly pulls no punches in describing the brutality of the period and the religious fervour that drove both Muslim and Christians to commit themselves totally to the defence/capture of Jerusalem.
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on 15 October 2013
I bought this on the strength of a good number of positive reviews. Now I'm going to add to them. It's a book that deserves to be better known and read. It's well-written and researched with a plot that carries you along. I'd buy another by this author and highly recommend this.
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on 15 July 2014
Not exactly riveting but ok for a relaxed Sunday. characters are two dimensional and excessive use of Latin phrases referenced to an happened is irritating. this is historical fiction not an historical treatise!
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on 6 May 2014
Factually very good , unfortunately it is very similar to many other books of this period . It is more of a history book than a fictional story . So if you know your history then it is not as good .
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